Question: Is Turtle Ban In India?

Which turtle is not banned in India?

Indian Soft/Flap-shelled Turtle (Lissemys punctata)

Although “Least Concern” Status holder, the L. punctata is not allowed to be kept as pet or traded.

Is tortoise banned in India?

The export of Indian star tortoises is banned in India under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972. The reptile is protected in its natural range in India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. It is a threatened species listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

The red footed tortoise is a native of South America and is a legal pet in India. But due to the endangerment of this species, it’s again come under the radar of the wild life conservation authorities. The ownership of this pet is now highly debatable!

Which pets are illegal in India?

Parakeets (there are no parrots in Indian wilderness), Parrots, Mice, Guinea Pigs and Rodents are all banned as pets in India.

Which turtle is best for home in India?

Indian Star tortoise

Indian Star tortoises (Geochelone elegans) are one of the most attractive tortoises kept as pets due to their beautiful markings.

Is red eared slider turtle banned in India?

Red-eared slider belongs to the order Tesudines, having about 250 turtle species. In India there is lot of controversy as to whether Red-Eared Sliders are banned in India or not. It is illegal but it is partially wrong. The possession of Indian turtle species are banned under wildlife protection acts.

Is tortoise a good luck?

A tortoise at the back door of a house or in the backyard by a pond is said to attract good fortune and many blessings. The tortoise is a symbol of longevity, with a potential lifespan of ten thousand years. Due to its longevity, a symbol of a turtle was often used during burials.

Can we pet elephant in India?

There are more than 3,000 captive elephants in India and they’re not all in the temples of south India. The Wildlife Protection Act makes elephant trade illegal but captive elephants can be transferred from one owner to another.

Can Indian star tortoise swim?

The water bowl should be quite shallow, as these tortoises cannot swim and must not be able to get into water deeper than their armpits. Unlike many tortoises, they can see water fairly well and drink regularly.